The members of the Chemistry Department are committed that students, staff, faculty members, and other workers carry out their jobs in the safest possible environment, and that all individuals have the safety equipment, training, and information they need.
Emergency (fire / chemical spill / flood): DIAL 911. If calling with a cell phone, immediately tell the dispatcher that you are on the VT campus.
Additional contacts are provided below. Useful web links are provided in the right side-bar.
VT Police Dispatcher (non-emergency number): 231-6411* Poison: 1-800-451-1428 (Blue Ridge Poison Center)
Non-Emergency Medical Care: Schiffert Health Center
VT Environmental Health and Safety: 231-7611; 231-3600
Chemistry Dept. Office, Davidson 480: 231-5391
Tom Wertalik: 231-6111 (office) or 540-808-3732 (cell)
James Tanko: 231-6687 (office) or 953-1845 (home)
*Procedure for Building System Failure: When a building system fails and needs immediate attention and the Department Main Office is not open, call the University Police Dispatcher at 231-6411. Tell the dispatcher the nature and location of the problem. They will contact the "on-call" university maintenance person. Then call Tom Wertalik at 540-808-3732 OR email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chemistry Department Safety Procedures
Chemistry Department Safety Statement (PDF)
Chemistry COOP - July 2015 (PDF)
Chemistry EAP - July 2015 (PDF)
Evacuation Policy (PDF)
Gloves Policy (PDF)
Transport of Chemicals Policy (PDF) and Affidavit (PDF)
Goggles for Laboratory Course GTAs Policy (PDF)
Laboratory Window Obstruction Policy (PDF)
Pregnancy and Childbirth Accommodations (PDF)
Chem Dept. Safety Contacts
Safety Records Manager Angie Kritak 480 Davidson Hall / 231-5391 email@example.com
Safety Committee Chair Brian Tissue
HHN 306 / 231-3786 firstname.lastname@example.org